Thank you so, so much for all that you do for our kids and their vision! Our children’s vision is so important to us, and it means a lot to know that it’s important to you as well! This site is written for parents by parents to help support them through the ins and outs of having a young kid in glasses or contacts or eye patches. It is not a site for medical answers or advice. I believe that support from other parents can complement your care, and I hope that you will consider directing your patients here if you think that it would be of help to them.
Printable introductory guide for parents
Your Young Child in Glasses is Little Four Eyes’ one-page introductory guide to having a young child in glasses that you are welcome to download and print and distribute to your patients. The guide gives some hints about getting started with a baby, toddler, or infant in glasses, some tips on finding glasses that fit their child, and links to helpful internet resources. The guide is free for you to download, print, and share.
Great Glasses Play Day
Little Four Eyes is also a co-founder of the Great Glasses Play Day, an annual event that celebrates the advances in eye care for children, helps families connect in a fun way with others near them, and helps to raise awareness of the importance of early detection and treatment of vision issues.
Glasses: a board book
In 2014, I published my first children’s book, titled, “Glasses.” The book features vibrant photographs of young children and babies wearing real glasses and simply doing things that young kids like to do. It was designed to help young children in glasses feel less alone, and to help them understand the role their glasses can play in their lives. It is a perfect book for a waiting room, or for parents to pick up to give their child when they first get glasses.